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Monday, July 22, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The recently completed 2019 Western & Central Wisconsin Wage Survey has revealed the average 2019 pay increases for all participating employers was 3.83% for non-exempt employees and 3.52% for exempt employees (excluding zero increases and non-responses). This is a significant increase from 2018 which was 3.15% and 3.09% respectively. For the group of 30 trend jobs tracked ...read more
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Stevens Point Brewery brings home the gold from National Competition  STEVENS POINT, WIS. (July 10, 2019) - Stevens Point Brewery's extensive collection of beer medals grew again at the annual U.S. Open Beer Championship. The annual competition's expert judges awarded the craft brewer a Gold medal for Point Special Lager.  Point Special Lager won gold in the American Premium Lager category, ...read more
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Gamber-Johnson continues to focus on export business by expanding its international sales team by hiring an Asian Pacific sales manager based out of Bengaluru, India.      (STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – July 17, 2019)  Gamber-Johnson, a leading international supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today that ...read more
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Survey shows labor availability, health care costs remain big concernsMADISON – President Donald Trump’s tariffs are biting Wisconsin companies, but a majority of business leaders support them anyway, according to a semi-annual economic survey conducted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the State Chamber of Commerce.  While 47 percent of the 204 survey respondents said the tariffs ...read more
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces it has filled eight positions to support the fiber-optic network rollout in Stevens Point, Weston, and Schofield.   “We’re excited to see members of the community coming on board to join our company,” says Kathy Cefalu, vice president of Human Resources at TDS. “A few existing employees also took the opportunity to relocate to the area and become new residents of ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
STEVENS POINT, WI, July 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present E. John Buzza with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Buzza celebrates many years' experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College Accounting Instructor Susan Strautmann was recently appointed to the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board, filling a vacant accountant member seat until July 1, 2020.  “I am honored to serve our State of Wisconsin as a member of the Accounting Examining Board,” said Strautmann, who first applied for gubernatorial appointment in November 2018. “It was ...read more
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
New Wisconsin angel group is lead investor in PyranMadison startup raising pre-seed roundby Molly Dill June 18, 2019, 1:47 PM Madison-based renewable chemical startup Pyran LLC has received a $120,000 investment from new angel investor group Wisconsin River Business Angels. Established a couple of years ago and based in Plover, WRBA is a subsidiary of Midwest Wealth Ventures LLC. This is its ...read more
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
CAP Services has experienced some changes in its senior staff recently.   Nicole Harrison, Marion, was named CAP’s new Chief Program Officer (CPO) in May.  Harrison is based at CAP’s Hoover Road location in Stevens Point and is responsible for oversight of the agency’s programmatic operations including human development, early childhood development, lending and weatherization.  Harrison has ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
(STEVEN’S POINT, WIS – June 6, 2019)  – ​​​Gamber-Johnson, a leading supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, announced today that it was successfully awarded a U.S. patent for its unique thermal tablet covers featuring innovative technology that allows tablets to stay warm and functioning in cross dock and freezer ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
The education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been ranked as second in the nation according to Study.com. The site’s Best Colleges for Education Majors list ranked UW-Stevens Point’s education program highly for program outcomes, graduation and retention rates, advising services, student organization opportunities and vast program options. “UW-Stevens Point’s School of ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Stevens Point, WI –June 24, 2019 – United Way of Portage County is the fiscal agent for an award from the federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for 2019. Portage County has been awarded $27,023 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National ...read more
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